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Amazing Campuses, MBA Rankings & McKinsey: Our Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2018

2018 brought a host of new content for business school applicants. We highlight our most read articles from the year


Thu Dec 27 2018

From hologram lectures, to INSEAD’s Welcome Week scandal, to a new MBA ranking that nobody really cares about, 2018 has been an eventful year for graduate management education.

What people do care about is how their business school degree will help them land their dream job.

And MBA graduates remain in demand. McKinsey & Company hired 1,100 MBAs between July 2017 and June 2018. Brian Rolfes, McKinsey’s global head of recruitment, says that figure will only increase next year.

In 2018, online MBA programs continued to gain momentum and London was ranked the best student city in the world by QS.

BusinessBecause also launched our Applicant Question of the Week, where your business school application questions are answered by a chosen admissions expert each week, and our Applicant Bulletin, a monthly summary of business school news for business school applicants.

2018 also saw the launch of The Business School Question,...

ast for anyone considering applying to business school brought to you by the team at BusinessBecause.

Every episode, we interview a leading expert from the business school world and ask them one key admissions question—to help you on your journey to business school. On the latest episode of The Business School Question, we ask Bill Boulding—dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business—Are US business schools in crisis?

Here’s our top-10 most popular stories of 2018:

1. McKinsey’s Global Head Of Recruitment Tells You How To Get Hired


For a man who didn’t go to business school, Brian Rolfes has spent an awful lot of time on MBA campuses and knows exactly what the company are looking for in new recruits.  

2. Stanford Is The World’s Best Business School, Says The FT’s Global MBA Ranking 2018

Stanford is back at the top of the table for the first time in six years, edging out INSEAD’s one-year MBA, which was ranked first by the FT for the past two years.

3. The 10 Best Online MBA Programs In The World—According To QS

IE Business School's Global MBA was ranked the best in the world for the second consecutive year in the QS Distance Learning Online MBA Rankings this year.

4. Five Fantastic Jobs Where An MBA Will Boost Your Career!

While an undergraduate BA might get you started, many companies want someone with an MBA, especially in certain industries. These are five jobs where an MBA will help give you an edge.

5. 10 Books Every MBA Applicant Should Read

Stressed about application deadlines? Want the insider guide to life at business school? If you’re an MBA applicant, here’s 10 books you need to read.

6. Average GMAT Scores For The World’s Top 20 MBA Programs 2018

Business schools publish their average GMAT scores openly, and the scores for the world’s top MBA programs indicate the challenge ahead.

7. How My MBA At IE Business School Got Me A Job At Amazon


IE Business School’s focus on entrepreneurship helps MBA students, like Nicolas Vanerio, stand out to big-name recruiters like Amazon.

8. McKinsey, BCG, And 13 Of The Best Consulting Firms To Work For

Management consulting is a highly-rewarding career — which are the best firms to work for, and why? 

9. 10 Of The Most Amazing Business School Campuses In The World

There are plenty of business schools all around the world with amazing campuses that combine business education with a unique living environment and experience. Here’s our list of the 10 most amazing business school campuses in the world.

10. The 10 Best Student Cities In The World—2018

In the fifth QS Best Student City 2018 ranking; London overtook Montréal to top the list.